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No apologies needed as amazing Astros crash the World Series: 'We spoiled the party'  JORGE L. ORTIZ | USA TODAY

HOUSTON – In reaching the World Series for just the second time in their 56-year history, the Houston Astros set up the first championship matchup pitting two 100-game-winning teams since 1970.

That seems appealing enough, except there’s virtually no history between the Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers, who have never met in the Fall Classic and only once before in the postseason. So there won’t be any history to hash over, no old scores to settle between teams that used to share a city, as would have been the case if the Dodgers faced the New York Yankees in the World Series for a 12th time.
 

Baseball will just have to settle for a clash of the best clubs in their respective leagues.

The Astros made sure of that by dispatching the Yankees 4-0 in Saturday’s Game 7 of the American League Championship Series, and they couldn’t care less what the suits think.

“We know Major League Baseball wanted the Yankees and Dodgers,’’ said Dallas Keuchel, who will start Game 1 for Houston. “There was no bones about it. We kind of spoiled the party for them. We’re happy to do that.’’

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Dodgers a big favorite in Game 1 all on FOX. First column is the opening number, second is the consensus the rest are individual casino books, from vegasinsider.Com 

10/24 8:05 PM
901 Houston
902 L.A. Dodgers
7u-25
+155
-165
7u-25
+157
-167
7u-30
+155
-165
 
 
 
 
+130
-150
7u-30
+150
-165
 
+155
-165
7u-25
+150
-165
7u-25
+156
-166
 
Pitchers:  (HOU)     (LADClayton Kershaw (L)
TV: FOX
10/25 8:05 PM
903 Houston
904 L.A. Dodgers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV: FOX
10/27 8:05 PM
905 L.A. Dodgers
906 Houston
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV: FOX
10/28 8:05 PM
907 L.A. Dodgers
908 Houston
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV: FOX
10/29 8:15 PM
909 L.A. Dodgers
910 Houston
 
 
 
7u-25
-160
+140
 
 
 

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Anyone watching?  (((yawn)))

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HOW ABOUT NEXT YEAR? 

ODDS TO WIN 2018 WORLD SERIES (11/1/18)
Team Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers 11/2
Houston Astros 7/1
Chicago Cubs 15/2
Cleveland Indians 15/2
New York Yankees 15/2
Boston Red Sox 10/1
Washington Nationals 10/1
Arizona Diamondbacks 20/1
St. Louis Cardinals 20/1
Toronto Blue Jays 22/1
Colorado Rockies 25/1
Milwaukee Brewers 25/1
Los Angeles Angels 33/1
Minnesota Twins 33/1
New York Mets 33/1
San Francisco Giants 33/1
Seattle Mariners 33/1
Texas Rangers 33/1
Baltimore Orioles 50/1
Tampa Bay Rays 50/1
Kansas City Royals 66/1
Pittsburgh Pirates 66/1
Atlanta Braves 80/1
Chicago White Sox 80/1
Philadelphia Phillies 80/1
Cincinnati Reds 100/1
Miami Marlins 100/1
Oakland Athletics 100/1
Detroit Tigers 150/1
San Diego Padres 150/1

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22 hours ago, mjp28 said:

Anyone watching?  (((yawn)))

Sad but this is a newer deep south team vs a LaLa Land world series, no east coast or Midwest teams involved should do "ok" in the other time zones......not so much in the baseball loyal EST.

Oh well. -_-

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23 hours ago, mjp28 said:

Anyone watching?  (((yawn)))

It hasn't started yet.  How can we be watching?

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11 hours ago, The Gipper said:

It hasn't started yet.  How can we be watching?

It's the World Series it's on for many days. ;)

(Oh I posted the early schedule dates and times.)

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LOS ANGELES -- Wednesday was most definitely was not just another night at the old ballyard.

The festivities of Game 2 of the World Series started with Vin Scully inviting Fernando Valenzuela to throw out the first pitch and ended with Chris Devenski striking out Yasiel Puig in a nine-pitch battle to give the Houston Astros a 7-6 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in 11 innings. The rest of the game was so completely insane and ridiculous that you wouldn't believe what happened if you didn't watch it.

Here's what went down. (and no I didn't stay up to watch it)

Around the eighth

A grass fire breaks out in the vicinity of Dodger Stadium. Separately, an apartment fire in nearby Echo Park also started. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded on the ground and in the air........

.....??.....This made the Astros just the second team in World Series history to hit a tying home run in the ninth and go-ahead homer in the 10th (the first was the 2001 Yankees).

Score: Astros 5, Dodgers 3

Astros' win expectancy: 93.5 percent

Sometime in the 10th

A fan leaps into the Astros' bullpen.

Brad PeaSock: "I didn't know what was going on until it was over. The security guards came in and got the guy. I saw him get led away in handcuffs. I don't know what he was doing. I think he was going after the security guard. He wasn't coming after us."

Collin McHugh: "The game was crazy. It was back and forth, one of the craziest games I've ever been a part of, so why not throw that in there too?".........

Bottom of the 11th

The Dodgers weren't done, not on this night. Charlie Culberson, who entered the game as a sub, homered with two outs off Devenski and pumped his arm as he rounded second base.

Keuchel: "Culberson acted like he won the World Series."

Score: Astros 7, Dodgers 6

Astros' win expectancy: 97.8 percent

.........It was the first World Series win in Astros history. Hinch said that's not the one that's meaningful to him.

Hinch: "Not the first one, the fourth one. I think the fourth one, that will be the one to bring home to the city."

Final score: Astros 7, Dodgers 6

Astros' win expectancy: 100 percent

DAMMIT, I MISSED A GRASS FIRE AND SOME DUDE JUMPING INTO THE BULLPEN!  :lol:

 

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To answer the original question.....NOPE! Not me. I could care less with the Tribe out of it.

Mike

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Game 5 I think......

It wasn't the seventh inning, but the Clayton Kershaw playoff narrative just added another twist. Since the start of 2012, including the playoffs, the Dodgers are 49-1 when Kershaw has a four-run lead. That mark is now in jeopardy as the Astros explode in the fourth inning, with Yuri Gurriel tying the game with a three-run rocket over the Crawford Boxes in left field. Game on, everyone........

4-4 5th?

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Yeah but wished LA Dodgers would have had Vin Scully announcing this. And winning to go out on top. Too bad he is retired.

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I fell asleep early in Sunday Night Football, woke up to watch most of the rest and forgot about the WS until looking up the result this a.m. Never thought the Astros would beat Kershaw, but what do I know. They had never even won a series game before this year and now they have 3. Go figure.

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On 10/29/2017 at 10:56 PM, JPPT1974 said:

Yeah but wished LA Dodgers would have had Vin Scully announcing this. And winning to go out on top. Too bad he is retired.

Vince Scully one of the best ever.  I also occasionally like to listen to MLB on radio, we Indians fans have had a few good ones! 

(more non-world series chatter :lol: )

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I called it early on as the playoffs began-watch out for the Astros. Never thought I'd see 'em win in my lifetime. I remember the really bad early years of the Colt 45s.

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5 hours ago, TexasAg1969 said:

I called it early on as the playoffs began-watch out for the Astros. Never thought I'd see 'em win in my lifetime. I remember the really bad early years of the Colt 45s.

I watched the last 3 innings, the only thing I did watch all series plus the celebration. Now waiting for the pitchers and catchers to report.

GO TRIBE! 

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Ordered my WS Championship T-shirt since I don't plan to stick around for another 55 years to get another.:rolleyes:

Then again what's the documented world record for longest living human? 122 + years?

I'm shooting for the new record then.:D

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9 hours ago, wargograw said:

See you there next year, fellow Tribe fans.

Only if they can get over two straight years of choking in the clutch.:P

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22 minutes ago, TexasAg1969 said:

Only if they can get over two straight years of choking in the clutch.:P

It is two straight years, but it actually 3 times in a row.   They also blew a 3-1 lead in 2007 vs. Boston.

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4 hours ago, The Gipper said:

It is two straight years, but it actually 3 times in a row.   They also blew a 3-1 lead in 2007 vs. Boston.

Did not know that. Ouch!

Astros went 0-4 in their only other WS appearance. This year was the first time they ever won a WS game, let alone 4 games.

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One of the greatest games in WS history was the Pirates walk off homer by Bill Mazeroski to win the series 4-3 over the Maris/Mantle Yankees in 1960 with that 10-9 game. The following year Maris and Mantle had their record breaking HR team winning the WS in 1961 and another in 1962.

I think game 5 in the Dodgers-Astros series ranks right up there with that game. It included three Dodger leads tied up by the Astros and an Astros lead tied up in the 9th with a 3 run inning highlighted by Puig's 2 run homer. The Astros finally won it in the bottom of the 10th 13-12 on a 2 out walk off single.  A lot of very dramatic 3 run homers from both sides in that game, especially Altuve's to tie it in the 5th after fouling off a prior 3-2 count pitch over the fence in left field.  

https://www.mlb.com/gameday/dodgers-vs-astros/2017/10/29/526515#game_state=final,game_tab=,game=526515

Here is the full version is you just want to watch it as a fan of baseball:

 

And the highlights version if you just want Cliff Notes 

 

 

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What's with the lumberjack beards in MLB? Looks a tab uncomfortable to play with the especially in 100° plus temperature in LA-land, at least Houston was indoors.

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